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CBI raided at Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh's residence

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Shimla : Facing a CBI preliminary inquiry in a disproportionate assets case, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh faced a major embarrassment as an 18-member team of CBI officials raided his residence Holly Lodge, Shimla this morning. Simultaneous raids were also carried out at his residence in Delhi.

The CBI team, which is understood to have also had ED officials, reached Virbhadra’s private residence near Jakhu this morning. The officials entered Virbhadra’s residence in five vehicles, with Chandigarh and Punjab registration numbers.

Singh and his family members were not at home when the team reached. They were out for a family function at a local temple.

In a pre-emptive move, the entire state cabinet including rebels Health Minister Kaul Singh Thakur had on Friday openly accused the central government of its covert attempts to destablise the congres government led by Virbhadra Singh.

From the Cabinet’s actions, on Friday, it appeared as if they were already expecting some kind of CBI action against the Chief Minister.

Besides the CBI case, Virbhadra Singh is also facing an Income Tax proceedings into his revised returns of three years, 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12, when his income has shown a huge increase.

Singh attributes the rise in income, running into several crores from a few lakhs during previous years, to higher sales from his apple orchards. He was Union minister for steel during that period in the UPA 2 government.

Sources said ED was also investigating some allegations against the Chief Minister and his family members, besides his private secretary Subhash Ahluwalia.

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